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OBJECTIVES Kinematic gait analysis consisting of measuring gait parameters (stride length, gait speed, dynamic joint angles) is a potential outcome measure in osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED and the Cochrane database until January 2008 by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of loss of range of motion (ROM) of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint on the kinematic parameters of walking in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Inclusion of RA patients with inactive disease, no synovitis of the inferior limb and reduced ROM of the MTP joints. Evaluation of the ROM of the MTP dorsal and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of data and consensus concerning the most appropriate functional evaluation in clinical practice at the definitive prosthetic phase after lower limb amputation. OBJECTIVES To determine among several selected functional tests the most pertinent to evaluate balance and prosthetic walking. STUDY DESIGN Validation of a diagnostic(More)
It is well known that center of pressure (CoP) displacement correlates negatively with the maximal isometric torque (MIT) of ankle muscles. This relationship has never been investigated in elderly fallers (EF). The purpose of this study was thus to analyze the relationship between the MIT of ankle muscles and CoP displacement in upright stance in a sample(More)
BACKGROUND Non-pharmacological therapies are recommended for the care of knee osteoarthritis patients. Unloader knee braces provide an interesting functional approach, which aims to modulate mechanical stress on the symptomatic joint compartment. We aimed to confirm the biomechanical effects and evaluate functional benefits of a new knee brace that combines(More)
OBJECTIVES The Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) was recently developed to evaluate functional disability and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients suffering from lower limb symptoms. The aims of this study were to cross-culturally adapt the RAOS into French and to assess its psychometric properties, in particular, responsiveness(More)
Motor imagery is the ability to mentally simulate a movement without executing it. Previous investigations have reported a deterioration of this ability during complex arm movements in aged adults. In the present study, we aimed to extend these findings by investigating the temporal features of imagined precision gait in healthy elderly adults. Locomotion(More)
We investigated the integration of neck muscle afferents during walking and running. Subjects walked or ran straight ahead, with or without an additional mass (20% of body weight). They performed all trials without vibration and with continuous vibration (80 Hz) applied to the lateral aspect of the neck. Vibration systematically caused body deviation toward(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) to investigate the test-retest reliability of 3D gait analysis (3DGA) in hip Osteoarthritis (OA) patients; (2) to find the minimum number of gait trials needed to overcome intrinsic variability; (3) to check the accuracy of angles measured by the 3D system. DESIGN 23 Patients suffering from hip OA with no other major disease were recruited.(More)
Although the rat has become the favourite animal model in preclinical research on locomotion, studies designed to assess the strategy used by rats to avoid obstacle are lacking. Using an optoelectronic 3D motion analysis system, we therefore, compared the step pattern, timing and length variables of locomotor cycles, trajectories and joint angles of limbs(More)